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on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with as much as a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. it's also creating a travel nightmare for those trying to get home after the holidays. more than 1700 flights were canceled on wednesday. nbc's meteorologist dylan dreyer is tracking the storm for us this morning. dylan, what can you tell us? >> well, so far under 400 flights have been canceled in the northeast today. this storm is going to create some travel troubles. it's transitioning over to more or less rain right now. but in the new york city area last night, we had some very strong storms move through. we do have reports of flooding in some of the low-lying areas as well. and we do have a lot of known that's already fallen especially back across new york. look at snowfall totals. thompson, ohio picks up 14 inches of snow. all around pennsylvania and new york picked up around a foot of snow, with connecticut coming in at 6 inches. we do have the winter storm wa
on 355 being diverted. for the second time in one month, someone waiting for a new york city subway train has been pushed onto the tracks and killed. the latest incident happened last night in queens. as jummy olabanji reports, it has metro riders here on alert. >> new york city police say this surveillance video caught the suspect running from the subway station after the crime. >> i can't believe it is happening in this area. >> it happened last night around 8:00. police say an unknown woman pushed the man onto the tracks as the train approached the 40th street bashan in queens. investigators say the woman was sitting alone on a bench mumbling to herself before she got up and pushed the unsuspecting victim. witnesses told police they had no time to react. >> we heard about the incident in new york on twitter from one of my friends. >> earlier, a 58-year-old was shot inside -- in front of a train in times square. >> i am going to start standing back. >> people here in d.c. who take the train daily tell us while the two incidents in new york on very sad they do not plan to change their ha
before christmas. here it is gabe. >> from new york to washington to chicago -- >> it has turned out to be a nightmare. >> starting mid-week, a massive storm hit much of the country dumping more than a foot of snow in some places. within 1700 flights were cancelled. >> i got a late 24 hours. >> this was my bed. >> on saturday, a high wind delayed flights for two hours in washington and new york. syracuse is still digging out. air travel is slowly getting easier. on thursday, there were more than 1100 cancelled flights in the u.s. on friday, that dropped to 600. by saturday, just more than 100. a few of the remaining problems were on the west coast where another storm system brought rain and snow. in the higher elevations, they struggled along highway 80. >> it is going to be worth it. >> before the 84 million expected to travel by car, the news. gas prices are down 20 cents in one month. for some families this christmas, there is even better news. she saw her daughter for the first time in nine months. >> we have been waiting and waiting. we were worried about the weather. everything
of the american revolution with a focus on the middle colony, new york, new jersey and portions of pennsylvania. it also recalls the importance of the region during the war and visit several sites to document their historical significance and view the landscape today. from washington's crossing of the delaware to the battle of her clan. it's about an hour, 15. [applause] >> the subtitle of this book is an old irishman not being funny, so it's a great honor to introduce the author and my friend, robert sullivan. i have known two geniuses in my life. one is dead and the other robert sullivan is alive although that robert sullivan is not the robert sullivan who is with us this evening. not exactly, but more about that in a moment. first this robert sullivan is the author of seven extraordinary books, meadowlands, the whale hunt, how do not to get rich, rats, cross-country, the thoreau you don't know and the one that brings us here to delancey st., "my american revolution." in my humble opinion each of these books is in its way a masterpiece. wonderfully idiosyncratic, uniquely incisive, e. tizon i
. >> by the power vested in me by the state of new york, i now pronounce you married. >> reporter: the same-sex marriage movement in maryland got its biggest boost from new york when they took a page from andrew gromo and sponsored the same-sex marriage legislation. >> new york showed you could protect religious freedoms and you could also protect rights equally. that's what we're going to do. >> reporter: after the bill was passed and signed, it stalled until winning voter approval last month. couples can marry the minute it becomes law january 1st. joanne king is a soon to be newlywed. >> me and my girlfriend, we've been together 15 years. she's been on me about getting married. we'll get married new year's eve. >> reporter: frank conaway says he'll do everything possible to accommodate the couples. >> we can't marry people until january 1st, but i'm going to see that if the court wants to open on the few yore's eve, i'll be here at 12:01 if they want to get married. i'll be happy to do it. >> reporter: no word if anyone's taking him up on that time.
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's happened again. police begin a second search for the person who pushed someone off a new york city subway platform. >>> the 12 and 13-year-olds facing charges in a brazen crime in northern virginia. >>> more winter weather rolling in for the weekend. the >>> all right. grab the skis, the snowboard, it's time to hit the slopes again. the winter storm and cold temperatures helping ski resorts to open this weekend. white tail resort in pennsylvania opens for the season this morning. for now, they'll have four slopes operating, two other nearby resort, round top and liberty, open tomorrow. wisp in western maryland is open with eight runs available. >> i'm ready. we're ready to see snow. >> are you a snow person, a ski person? >> i'm not a ski person. i'm from texas. why would i be a ski person? how on earth would that be possible? no, i'm not. as a matter of fact, my mother came in from texas and will be with me for a couple of weeks. i'm hoping she'll see snow. v.j., possible? >> she won't have to go far. i know you live nearby. let's talk about that snowfall event coming up. it will be cold
jersey, new york and other hard-hit states as well. but look forward to working with all of you to enable us to recover and rebuild a cell is better protect ourselves from future storms that are likely to come our way. thanks. >> thank you very much, senator. senator cardin. >> thank you, madam chair. let me ask my entire statement be included in the record. thank you so much not just for convening this hearing, but for your leadership in dealing with these issues, but for your leadership in dealing with these issues to the needs of the communities and individuals who issues to the needs of the communities and individuals who impact did by the severe weather events, but your leadership in directing this committee to look at race in which we can make our communities less vulnerable. sandy was a devastating storm. 80 lives were lost as a result of the storm. seven in the state of maryland. 8 million people in the united states for some time were without power as a result of sandy. maryland feared much better than our surrounding states. we spent a lot of our resources to help friends in new
. these involve estates and dish payments. a major concern when crafting the aca was that my state, new york, as a do-gooder state, was not penalized. also for dish, i wanted to make sure that york city was not penalized. the new york medicaid program already covers most categories of individuals beyond the expansion threshold in the affordable care act. however, it is projected that after the aca is fully implemented in new york, 10% of our residents will still remain uninsured, which means that dish funding will still remain important. ms. mann, i know you and i spoke about this a few weeks ago. i just want to reiterate how important this is for states that already have broad eligibility for medicaid programs. as you know, that is a very big concern of mine. i hope these requirements will not punish these states. let me ask dr. sharfstein and dr. allison, can you talk about how declining funding for uncompensated care and dish influenced your decision to push the medicaid expansion in your states? >> just to give one example from maryland. we have a unique way of funding uncompensated care
are following a developing story from new york where secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot. a spokesman says that the plot was discovered in a follow-up exam for a concussion she suffered after she fainted and hit her head earlier this month. clinton is expected to stay in the hospital so doctors can monitor the medication being used to treat the clot. but neglect to john gonzalez on capitol hill to talk about the other big story in washington, d.c. that is the fiscal cliff. we are now just hours away trying to avert it. what is the latest, john? >> just hours, and some are calling it a false hope. lawmakers negotiated all weekend long but this morning, still no deal. >> while millions of americans prepared to ring in the new year, there is a count on a different kind lynn, a deadline set to trigger a broad tax increases and drastic cuts in domestic and military spending. >> we will have for their amendments. >> several issues are still being debated. the president is trying to broker a deal that would at least preserve tax rates on families with incomes un
. new york, new jersey, and portions of pennsylvania. the author recalls the importance of the region during the war and visits several sites to document their historical significance and it plans date today. from washington's crossing of the dollar to the battle of brooklyn, it is about an hour and 15. [applause] >> this subtitle of this book is old irishman. it is a great honor to introduce the author and my friend, robert sullivan. i have known to geniuses in my life. one is dead, and the other, robert sullivan, is alive. although that reversal in is not the robber solomon he was receiving. not exactly, but more but then the moment. first, brazil and is the author of seven extra hour bucks. meadowlands, will hunt, how not to get rich, rats, cross-country , the throw you don't know, and the one that brings us here, my american revolution. in mine and humble opinion each of these books is its own line and masterpiece. wonderfully idiosyncratic, uniquely incisive. each is an investigation of the american my state and song skate into relative with the american landscape. fleet contends
teenager says he met clash in miami and clash later paid for him to travel to new york, where the assault took place. clash became the voice of elmo more than a quarter century ago. clash left the show november 20th, after two accusers came forward. he has admitted to having a relationship with only one of them. mary, back to you. >> clash has not been charged with any crime. >>> former imf head, dominique strauss-kahn settles a lawsuits with a woman suing him for sexual assault. a new york state supreme court justice said today after lengthy negotiations that the parties came together today. this woman sued strauss-kahn for an alleged sexual assault in a hotel where she works. the amount of the settlement is being kept confidential. >>> their jobs are kept secret. but the secret service says they some information about their agents and informants slip on the d.c. metro. christie ileto explains. >> reporter: details with private information, left on the d.c. red line. it really did happen, back in 2008. and our cbs station in washington,
, in the area from washington d.c. to new york and boston. and let me say i think it is absolutely critical that we develop that corridor. not only the regional interest but the national interest. we have the highest concentration of population, the most sophisticated delivery system and interconnection, we have light rail, subway, metro, connectors all up and down the corridor so that high-speed rail is not something that will run by itself as opposed to last week where we heard about the major red ministrations effort to produce high speed, they're doing it between bakersfield and fresno, california where there are very few people, their contention is long-term connected in population centers in san francisco and los angeles, but it will be a long time before that is accomplished. right now we do have the connectivity we need to, the population, and we also have the only corridor, 430 some mile corridor almost entirely unknown by amtrak, the american people and the taxpayers. that is opposed to the rest of amtrak service, 20,000 miles of service, long-distance, inner-city service, on whic
that will be introduced will be class families. >> reporter: the bargaining continues tonight. abc news, new york. >> for more on the fiscal cliff we have you covered. go to abc2news.com. head to the home page slide show for breakdown of what difference scenarios in -- difficulty scenarios in washington -differ scenarios in washingtoncould different scenarios could mean in washington. >>> look at the flames shooting from this house. investigators say a 4-year-old saw the fire and told his grandmother because his parents were not home. man inside tried to put it out- - -- a man inside tried to put piet out but the flames were too intense. no one was injured but the fire caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to the house. >>> a 33-year-old man was shot in the head overnight in north west baltimore. police were called to the 5300 block of cord -- kordellia avenue did -- cor deli-a. dough- - cordelia if you have any information on this case, contact baltimore city police at 410-396-2466. >>> a 15-year-old boy was shot during a robbery in baltimore county last night. it happened around 9 near the
death on a new york subway this monnh... something like this has happened. happened.take a look at thh surveellance vvdeo of the woman they believe is the suspect. witnesses say she was pacing on the train ppatform in ueens... talking to peat. when the trainnwas pulling into the station... she allegedly got up... pushed the man onto the ttacks... yet identified the victim.not p3retiieddgeneral norman schwarrkopp... who ame to be knnwn as "stormin' norman"... has died.schwarzopf passed awaa ii tampa last night.his complications from pneumonia.. sccwarzkopf commanded 90's... leading the rly - international coalition that drove saddam husseinns forces out of kuwait in 1991. sccwaazkopf was 78-years-old. coming up on the early &pedition... a year of wcked w. weather.the destructive and deadly systems that swept across he country. meteorologist)) 3 ((traffic reporter addlibs)) map liierty maa 40 map 195 mmp 3 3 coming up... ed reed gets tackll.the hit he took to his wallet. 2012 was the year of the superstorm.weell take you inside the biggest weather stories from the past twelve months
is in a new york hospital. a huge announcement in the world of entertainment. tim -- kim kardashian is having a baby. it is monday, december 31. cynne simpson has the day off. but could do jacqui jeras to talk about the weather. it was bitter cold out there. >> it really was. what a difference a day will make. we had clear skies overnight which allowed us to cool down. a few spots going down to the teens. 21 in manassas. 25 at dulles. 29 degrees at reagan national. everybody below the freezing mark. look at the difference in the temperatures as opposed to where there were 24 hours ago. go ahead, you can complete a little bit today. the skies are going to skate -- are going to stay clear. our next weather system will come in -- we will stay dry today. or express forecast, partly cloudy, 33 at 9:00, 40 degrees at noon, 42 degrees by 5:00. more details on the wintery mix coming up. >> good morning. let's have a look at the 270. everything is moving well. frederick county, we did have a report of an accident just beyond the camera shot. 129, southbound on a 270. an early accident on shady grove r
says she did most of her shopping in new york. tonight she was guarding the bags while her mom grabbed a cup of coffee. she and other shoppers tell us just finding a parking space was half the battle. >> it's been kind of crazy. it took my mom an hour and a half to find a parking space. so it's been kind of crazy and seeing everybody and running into old friends. it's been kind of overwhelming. but fun. >> reporter: a poll released this week by consumer reports found 132 million people are not done shopping. 26 million have yet to start. and 17 million plan to shop christmas eve. some of the shoppers we talked to tonight say it doesn't matter when you buy your gifts, as long as they're there under the tree in time. >> i have two more days of shopping. so, you know, as long as christmas morning the kids are happy, the wife is happy, you know, it will be a success. >> reporter: and that's all that matters. now, some stores like toys r us evened the macy's here at tyson's corner are going to be staying open around the clock until christmas eve. even though you've waited until the last min
across the northeast. heavy snow in upstate new york all the way to maine with rain on the coast. we are seeing the strong wind on the backside of this, preventing temperatures from moving much. in the upper 30's, 39 at bwi- marshall, chilly in westminster, currently 34 degrees. the wind gusts coming out of the northwest, sustained winds getting close to 25 to 30 miles per hour across the region. chilly with the strong wind. another snow on the way. >> a police officer remains on routine administrative leave after a deadly shooting in carroll county. authorities said a taneytown police officer shot and killed 26-year-old edward becker following a confrontation with investigators. police were called to, st. brigid were called to commerce street after -- police were called to commerce street. >> once he got to within arm's length of one of the officers and raised the hammer, the officer discharged a round from his service weapon, striking the deceased in the upper torso. >> becker later died at the hospital per the officer will remain on leave pending an investigation. city police are
fled after the gunfire. a pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck on new york ave. the victims suffered an injury to the head. the drivers stayed on scene. no word on whether that person is facing charges. police shut down new york avenue in both directions for a few hours to investigate, but the road is stuck open. coming up, why this woman has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of two firefighters, even though she did not pull the trigger. >> i felt like i walked a little taller. >> they are about to walk down an aisle. why this new year's day is even more special for this maryland couple. if you want to see a movie this weekend, this is what to >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00, with leon harris. on your side. >> the number of the convicted felon who ambushed and killed two firefighters in upstate new york on christmas eve is under arrest. she bought a semi-automatic rifle and shotgun at a sporting goods store for william spangler in 2010, but lied, saying she was going to be the legal owner. the man set a fire and use the guns to shoot th
clinton remains in a new york city hospital undergoing treatment for a blood clot. officials said doctors discovered that clots during a follow-up visit. they would not say where the blood clot was located. she will continue to be monitored while being treated with anti coagulants. nineeople are dead and 24 injured after a tour bus slid off an icy interstate in oregon and plummeted 100 feet down a ravine. the bus had icy weather conditions. that area is known to be especially treacherous in winter. funeral services will be held today in rochester, new york for one of the two firefighters killed by a sniper on christmas eve. a man deliberately set fire to several homes and webster, new york to set a trap for first responders. one of the first responders was 19-year-old in the shooter then took his life. >> you don't need to worry about stocking up on milk and cheese. a deal is reached to reach the so-called dairy cliff. a one-year extension of the expired farm bill was agreed to which will stabilize dairy prices. milk prices could have more than doubled. no word on when the deal might come
's capital. southeast southwest freeway ken north avenue, new york avenue checking out fine. and the capital beltway. crossing the wilson bridge as well. 270 has lanes open in each direction between frederick and the beltway. off to a quiet start. back to you. >> thank you. following several breaking stories this tuesday morning. the discovery of a suspicious package in college park. >> it was found in the 8800 block of 48th avenue. the scene has been secured. we will get details to you when we get them. >> in fort washington, police investigating a shooting stemming from home invasion in the 9100 block o f loflen rd. several suspects went into our home and a man inside confronted them. that's when the suspect shot the man in the back. he is expected to survive. the suspects got away with cash and jewelry. john gonzalez is headed to the scene. look for his live report in the next hour. >> police on the scene of a barricade situation in silver spring. u.s. marshals there in the 1800 block of granite to which -- greenwich drive. >> more breaking news. this coming on the heels of what happened
in new york and new jersey and other northeastern states who were hurt by sandy. we have had some pretty tough disasters in tennessee as well. we had a thousand-year flood a couple years ago -- not 100-year but a thousand year. we knew the federal government wasn't going to make us whole. we had billions of dollars of damage, 52 counties hurt, but we knew the federal government could help and it did and it did swiftly, and that's what we want to do in this case. with all the talk about the money we're about to appropriate, i think it's important to remind those who live in new york and new jersey and connecticut what's already being done with money we have already appropriated. for example, there are 5,460 fema personnel in those states. there are 507,000 citizens of those states who have already filed individual assistance applications. this is when your home's gone and you need money for rent or you need money to rebuild. those applications are in. already $1.09 billion has been paid to those individuals. there are 25 disaster recovery centers in new york, three in connecticut, $150 mi
superstore senate. why should that storm play a big role in the jobs report? >> we hear about new york and new jersey being impacted. 24 states were impacted. retailers closed and other businesses closed. if there was no super storm sandy, the economy could have added 200,000 jobs. instead we are looking at at about 100,000 jobs. >> 5:07. 33 degrees at the airport. and get some ceremonies to remember the anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. >> attempting to hand over classified information. what he tried to leak. >> this is exit 17 at padonia road. volume is still light. weather and traffic when we come weather and traffic when we come back ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. >> good morning. 5:10. friday morning. closer to freezing when you get away from the city this morning. we do not have rain in the baltimore area. there are some scattered showers in the west. some out in carroll county .ppeared that pai there could be som
to watch another huge fireworks display. >> of course, at new york city is getting ready to usher in a new year. more than 1 million people are expected in times square to watch the traditional ball drop. the giant waterford crystal will be eliminated -- illuminated. security will be extra tight. it will be cold. the temperatures are expected to dip into the low 30's at around midnight. ryan seacrest will host night in new york city. >> this is one of those amazing events that even when you stand there i almost forget i am on television because it is an incredible moment of unity in a world that is so chaotic. >> the big celebration starts tonight at 8:00 with a salute to dick clark. the party gets under way. you can watch abc 7 news at 11:00 and then go back to times square to bring in the new year. >> the mentor will be open later for all of the partygoers -- metro will be open letter for all of the partygoers. >> after the lackluster laser light show that we saw during last year's first night celebration, they have brought the fireworks back. the folks from new zealand and all over aust
're following a developing story this morning. secretary of state hillary clinton will remain in a new york hospital today so doctors can treat her for a blood clot. they discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam for the concussion from earlier this month. they won't elaborate but doctors are treating her with ant coe ago lantz. she was supposed to return to work before the blood clot was discovered. >> the homeland security committee will release a new report criticizing the u.s. for the response to the attack in benghazi, libya. the committee finds that bad security allowed militants to essentially walk into the compound. the report criticizes the state department for failing to sufficiently respond to requests for additional security. >>> family, friend and former classmates are remembering a football player murdered in fairfax county. dozens gathered for a vigil in hay market in memory of xavier string fellow. he played football there. he was a sophomore in college in virginia. he played on that football too. he was found stabbed to death in a van in vienna friday night. his gir
in front of a new york subway train. authorities say she admitted to pushing the man because he was muslim. she said to police she hated muslims since 2001 and the terrorist attack on the u.s. this is the second time someone was shoved to their death in front of a new york city train. let's go to mike masco, we missed the snow on saturday, but the cold air has some in place. >>> you had to bring it back up, didn't you? it's cold. that's the deal went got the cold in play. this morning, going in to the afternoon, we are starting out with temperatures in to the 20s, manchester , the coldest on the board, 23 degrees, a lot of clouds part of the forecast for your afternoon. there is a wind coming out of the westerly direction 5-10 at times. that has made the windchill values fall in to the teens and 20s. a blend of sunshine and clouds to start your morning. 9:00 a.m., 28 degrees. by lunchtime, up to 35, on our way in to the low to middle 40s. the new year's eve forecast coming up in a little bit. >>> times square celebrates new years with a crystal ball. baltimore uses fireworks. in mobile, al
, new york. 39 in chicago. there's your cold air. it's going to come in, and tomorrow is going to be a cool day for us. and as far as the weather pattern goes, there's the jet stream. we'll see a little bit more of a dip in it for tomorrow. and then it's going to climb a little bit as we get into the weekend. but it's really the winds and stalled-out weather system that's going to give us a so-so weekend coming up. for tomorrow morning, 35 to 34 degrees. so coats back on after this chilly evening for us. you can see high pressure, sunshine, feeling every bit like december tomorrow. there's a front. a few light showers coming through our area. perhaps friday. but only a 20% chance. not even enough to put in the forecast. wet weather comes into the area saturday. and i think even saturday earlier, around 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. 36 to 44 degrees. we're chilly this evening with sun setting at 4:46. tomorrow, subfreezing temperatures everywhere under a clear sky. cold. but at least the winds are going to be calm. the high tomorrow only 43 to 48 degrees. as we look at the four-day forecast
that is so dishonorable as to leave this great nation. i'm leaving immediately for new york. come with me or not. >> so loyalty -- did he say damn the torpedoes? >> did he say damn the -- well, i'm looking -- [laughter] my wife has heard me say this before. the words that i used in the book seem to to me to be the liy ones, that he was actually speaking to the captain of the ship right alongside four bells, captain -- [inaudible] full speed ahead and so on. so it wasn't quite what has come down in history, but the sense of it was pretty much that. and, of course, the question i always and -- ask my students is if he might have said, damn, the torpedoes! [laughter] we may never know. >> as i quote in the book, there was a marine standing near farragut on the hartford when the tecumseh went down and the brooklyn, which was just ahead of the hartford in the line of ships, stopped at the line of torpedoes, and the whole fleet came to a stop at fort morgan who were punishing them. and that's when farragut orderlied the hartford to go ahead of the brooklyn, and the rest of the ships followed, a
but he terrifies me. >> reporter: according to the child mind institute in new york less than half of the 15 million children and teens with a psychiatric disorder get any kind of professional help. to that point, there was no official mental health diagnosis for adam lanza. there is no known record of psychiatric care for him. most are not prone to violence. but once stumbling block to care is stigma. >> in the united states, we treat diseases from the neck up differently than we do the rest of the body. >> reporter: then there's lack of access to qualified child psychiatric care. something most schools are not equipped to handle. >> many parents who are struggling with children who have very severe behavioral or emotional symptoms go to emergency rooms. emergency rooms are a band-aid. >> reporter: child psychiatrists say insurance reimbursement rates are low. >> there are many psychiatrists in private practice who want to see more patients but who are unable to because of the reimbursement system. >> reporter: this combination of issues led to a collective wringing of his hands.
, the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> reporter: new york senator chuck schumer said nothing should be taken off the table when talking about gun control. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools is like talking about trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> reporter: kay daley hutchinson is a gun supporter >> i think we ought to be looking at where the real danger is, the large clips, i think it needs to be looked at. >> reporter: several states are reexamining gun control. president obama formed a task force to look at ways to reduce gun violence. edward lawrence, "wjz" "eyewitness news." >> this has lead to a surge in gun sales. three years of ar15 ammunition magazines have been told in the last three days. >> >> fiscal cliff talks, without a deal, automatic tax hikes and spending cuts would kick in january 1st, affecting almost all americans. democrats and republicans insist they are committed to reaching a deal. congress returning to washington the day after christmas. senator from hawaii, laid to res
. residents gather to find comfort and pray. and national newspapers also digging into the story. the new york times saying -- victims there, white and friends with a background. there is a detail of how teachers helped students three crisis. other articles looking at the alleged killer and the victim's. and another story today -- "the justice department shows ideas about background checks." at after the shooting of gabrielle giffords and others of a supermarket in 2011, the justice department expanded the background checks to reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the hands of the mentally ill and criminals. the election campaign heated up and congress conducted a politically-charged investigation into the operation fast and furious gun trafficking case, according to people familiar with the internal deliberations. looking at some other stories in the news -- the washington post also covers that keeping the justice department had to toughen gun laws ahead of the election. that is the headline. much of the effort was put on hold until after last month's election. according to several offic
-atlantic coast. snow showers in upstate new york. yesterday syracuse set a record high of 70 and they are now at 34. 55 in baltimore. pittsburgh is at a chill combr 55. expect cooler temperatures but there is a warm-up in the next seven days. more on that in a few minutes. >> well, as the ravens prepare fur the battle of the beltway lewis returns to the practice field. >> we have more on the linebackers return. >> he said he would return by the start of the playoffs. it did not seem possible. lewis returns to the practice field today because he remains on injury reserve the ravens did not lift him you have a the injury list. lewis cannot play this sunday he can, however, return no earlier than next sunday's game against the denver broncos and peyton manning. lewis did not talk to the media today. john did not give a target time for his return been but as the playoffs draw closer lewis gets closer. that has created a buzz at the raven's camp and all around town. >> he will not play on sunday. i don't know if he's ready to play physically anyway. when time comes that he can play we'll let you m
with the sunday review section of the "the new york times" yesterday. we want to get your take on this. it does religion influence your politics? with more people saying they are unaffiliated. we want to get your take. here are some comments from facebook this morning. what are your thoughts on this december 24, 2012. it does religion influence your politics? let me show you this from "the new york times" this morning. a new poll out worldwide religion shows up that one out of six follows no religion. that is worldwide. all religions outside the united states as well. the upi story. religious identity affect voter choice. and then on the 2012 election, here is the pew forum on religion and public policy -- dorothy and baltimore, maryland. independent caller. what do you think? does religion influence your politics? caller: it does influence me somewhat but not so much now -- this time with obama. the reason why i say it does a little bit, you have to have a conscience when you deal with anything. especially when you make decisions for other people than yourself, you have to have a conscience. w
from congressman steve israel, democrat from new york. stick around for that. >>> the other big developing story we're following, secretary of state hillary clinton in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot. her spokesperson says the clot was discovered during a routine followup exam yesterday in the wake of the concussion she suffered several weeks ago following a fall. now, nbc news chief science and health correspondent robert bazell is live from new york there in front of the presbyterian hospital. bob, what do we know about secretary clinton's condition and how she is being treated right now? >> richard, we know precious little. we had the one statement yesterday evening from secretary clinton's staff that said she suffered a concussion that was related -- excuse me -- suffered a blood clot related to this concussion. usually when somebody has a blood clot related to a concussion it is in the brain and would not be treated with anticlotting drugs. she is being treated with anticlotting drugs. so maybe she has a blood clot someplace else. we don
from york and new jersey urged congress to approve a supplemental funding for its cities affected by hurricane cindy. two officials with the small business administration testified. this is one hour and 45 minutes. >> good morning. thank you for joining us today to discuss the small business administration's response to hurricane sandy. i've of like to thank our witnesses that will be testifying in just a moment. i will introduce them in just a moment. let me make a couple of opening statements. we are here today to evaluate the response and recovery effort in the aftermath of hurricane same day as the largest ice storm in u.s. history. hurricane zandi claimed the lives of 130 to americans, it damaging and destroying more than 600,000 homes and 459,000 businesses leaving more than 8.5 million families with out fire or running water. most of the power grid has been turned back on. they're still communities that are challenged. the scale has treated significant challenges. this a require a sustained effort a part of the local officials. voluntary earlier this week i had the chance t
is the time to move forward. >> you make a good point. there's a suggestion in the "new york times" today that even if there is a deal, even if the president and speaker boehner can come to some sort of an agreement, there is the conservative wing of his party who could possibly block it. are you worried about even if there is an agreement between these two key players, that the republican side could keep it from happening? >> if speaker boehner exercises the leadership of his office and brings in a reasonably balanced program, he can pass that. he may not get the super majority among the republicans, he needs democratic votes in order to pass it. we understand that. but that's a good deal. where democrats and republicans come together to pass the legislation. don't do it just by getting the support within your own party. you need to reach out to the democrats. >> senator ben cardin, good to see you. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> interesting, isn't it, how both sides have exactly the same message about who is compromising here and who is offering a plan. >> who has the ball on the
to help the citizens of new york, new jersey, and other parts of the northeast as they recover from the damn of hurricane van dihurricane sandy. as we did before, we have an opportunity to help maim make families and communities whole again. i hope my colleagues will join in moving quickly to send aid to those affected by sandy as they continue to recover and rebuild. the senate must move swiftly to approve supplemental disaster aid and act to give the intelligence community the stools tools it needs to -- the tools it needs to keep our nation safe before the christmas holiday. before we leave for chris marks we'll have to finish our work on sandy and fisa. they're both extremely important, but they have to be completed. so everyone should understand we have that to do, and it appears at this stage we'll see if anything changes -- but it appears that we're going to be coming back the day after christmas to complete work on the fiscal cliff and a few other leftover items. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, i want to start by extending my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims o
four individuals have been placed on administrative leave pending further action. but, the "new york post" is now reporting that eric bosswell has not resigned and all four of those stated department employees are still on the state department's payroll. >> just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the american people believe that the state department has held people accountable for their lack of security and sending help to four brave americans. this is incredibly inept of the state department to think that they can continue to fool the american public, pathetic. >> reporter: we've reached out to the state department for further comment but they have not yet denied or clarified any of this. jon? jon: hillary clinton obviously runs the state department. she is on her way out. john kerry, the nominee to replace her. is this going to affect his confirmation hearings at all? >> reporter: jon, the state department says at their end they're trying to keep things as smooth as possible. >> secretary clinton as you heard her say before has pledged to have a smooth transition with he
about what you put into your gas tank. let's get up to speed, back the floor of the new york stock exchange and nicole petallides. economic data on the service industry. nicole: looking good, lori and melissa. up 125 points. after two days of selling we are seeing some market action to the upside. we are above the 13,000 mark, well above that. 13,076. the nasdaq squeezing it out. concern for apple, but financials are doing well. let's take a look at the group. laying off 11,000 workers, that is the plan. a new ceo in place and he wants to make his mark. up 6.5%. it is under pressure, nowhere near $700 for the all-time high in september. the latest findings other actually going to use the market share for the ipad to the android in some microsoft folks, they're facing intense competition. with the findings you see stocks down 4%. back to you. melissa: interesting. lori: thank you. melissa: a battle for a deal inn the fiscal cliff continues, democrats cannot seem to find a compromise on top earners. rich edson is back in the white house with more. >> president obama said look, if rep
. a nuisance snow, not a bad storm in the snowmaking sense. >> sam, thank you. >>> syracuse, new york, still in the storm zone. we'll go there in just moments. >>> this morning, both sides, now, looming, four days from the fiscal cliff. everybody's taxes will be going up if we go over it. drastic budget cuts will be going into effect. and leaders in washington have finally agreed to talk. a meeting scheduled this afternoon at the white house. abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, telling us what we can expect. we want to take a listen to sound from both sides. the looks of things, no one may be getting too far down the road. first, let's listen to what senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said on the senate floor. >> i told the president we'd be happy to look at what he proposes. but the truth is, we're coming up against a hard deadline here. and republicans aren't going to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> meanwhile, the senate majority leader, now, had even harshe harsher words for gop
to find it quickly. >> good morning. it's monday, december the 3rd here in new york city. the christmas tree all lit up. with us on set, msnbc contributor mike barnicle, pulitzer prize-winnering historian jon meacham, author of "thomas jefferson." "fortune's" assistant managing editor leigh gallagher and political analyst, former chairman of the rnc, michael steele. and i'm willie geist. joe and mika have the day off today. there's so much to talk about, but we do have to begin with the ties, if we could. it's not just mike. mike's getting all the focus here this morning, and that is inexcusable. >> could i just say, in the words of speaker john boehner, we need to find common ground here, and we need to do it quick. >> there ain't going to be any between these two ties, my man. over here, good news, jon meacham will be number one on "the new york times" best-seller list this weekend. >> hear, hear. >> his book, "jefferson." bad news is he's going to get there wearing that tie with bunny rabbits on it. here they are. could we get a text poll? >> can i just tell you, i got this from haro
new york times ." this is from the business section of "the new york times." there is this from the money section of "usa today." from "the wall street journal," and this headline from "the washington post." we have news from morning programs, where chuck schumer told nbc that he is in courage to mitch mcconnell his getting actively involved in talks. republican senator john stone noted the meeting among the president and congressional leaders is encouraging because people are talking. we want to check in. in the two hours since we last talked, any news you could clean? guest: no disrespect, but no. they are realistic these things often get resolve the blessed minute. it would not shock me if we are still talking like this 48 hours from now. the deadline it is 11:50 9:00 p.m. on the first. it looks bleak, but there are only five or six people that really know what is going on, and they are not talking to us. the effected they're talking to each other is encouraging. -- the fact that they are talking to each other is encouraging. host: let's walk through the scenarios. there is a
is inside this deal -- we want to get your take on this. what do you think? ted in new york, a democratic caller. what do you think? caller: good morning. i do not think it goes far enough. i think it was greenspan that i heard last week said in a discussion panel that a recession as a result of going over the fiscal slope would be a small price to pay to pay back all the bills, the $16 trillion, that this country owes. so, i don't think -- i would like to see with all the talk that we hear from the republican side about their interest in getting down this that the set and debt, you would think that and across the board cut of 10% that forces and i believe even that taxes should go up on the 98% and that it would put us in a position to really make a huge dent in the bills that we owe. i know some very wealthy, politically active, savvy people in new york and washington, d.c. i can tell you that the wealthy in this country are fighting tooth and nail applying pressure to the political insiders do not have their taxes raised. it is a part of their in come, it is a part of what they look at
new york served from 1996-1998 and from 2005 until the present. they will all be retiring from congress at the end of the year. the record will remain open for five business days for any member of the committee who wishes to submit a statement or additional questions. if there is nothing further, we are adjourned. thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> explore the history and literary culture of albany this week and on c-span2 and c-span3. first, a fema and hud on the ongoing recovery from the storm. the centers from york and new jersey will speak out the storm impacted their states. -- the senators from new york and new jersey bespeak about how the storm impacted their states. this could be triggered in january of next year. our guest is robert levenson. then a roundtable discussion on house we castration -- house sequestration can affect the budget policy. "washington journal" live at 7:00 eastern here on c-span. >> we are at the new york state museum. this is our gallery dedicated to the
. >> in new york, the number of murders has gone down from 2400 a year, 20 years ago, to under 400 now. it's 300. a big part of that, in my judgment, what has been introduced in new york city, stop and frisk, where the police are allowed to go ahead, look at somebody who they consider suspicious, check and see whether the man has a gun, and that has really made a difference in terms of what's happened in new york. it's not the only thing but one of those factors. interestingly enough, 91% of the people would are shot are people from the minority communities. so they're the ones who are the most -- sadly to stay, one who get the worst of it, the brunt of it. so this is something that i think is absolutely critical in terms of getting gun control across the united states and diminishing the amount of murders. >> but tough same -- you had the same gun law, didn't you, when you had 2400 killed as 400 killed? >> no, we did not. >> you had a new gun law? >> stop and frisk -- >> i'm not talking about stop and frisk. i'm talking gun show -- >> hold on. >> the gun show loophole allows people to sel
from 4 to 8 inches of snow. >>> and north of new york city look at this. snow and sleet brought traffic to a standstill in west chester county. hundreds of salt trucks fanned out to keep up with the fast falling snow on the other ends of knock state. buffalo -- new york state. buffalo could get up to 16 inches of snow today. skiers and snowboarders are certainly enjoying what mother nature brought them. you can get all the latest with severe weather alerts cement right to the smart phone or the tablet. we have apps for iphones and app androids. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston this morning. the spokesman for bush says that he was admitted to the icu following a series of setbacks for his persistent fever. he is said to be alert and talking with staff and doctors are cautiously optimistic about the treatment. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month and initially he was treated for bronchitis and a cough. >>> president obama has cut short his vacation to return to washington where he is going to try to hammer o
. >>> 5:34 right now. taking a look at the stories around the nation. a community of webster, new york is coming together mourning the loss of two men who spent their lives saving others and they did it as volunteers. ♪ in the snow, hundreds of people attended a candle light vigil honoring two of the fallen firefighters. michael chiapperini and tomasz kaczowka. now the two firefighters were killed by a convicted felon on christmas eve. the community also prayed for the two firefighters who were hurt in the deadly ambush attack. first responders from several departments came out to show their support. huddled together in the crowd quietly. they watched as members of the west webster fire department drove off. >>> today, more than 200 educators in utah will spend hours getting concealed weapons training. the utah shooting sports council says it normally trains about a dozen teachers each year. the instructions required to legally carry the concealed weapon in public places. in the wake of sandy hook elementary school shooting officials decided to offer this training to educators at no
in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for -- >> no. no. we've got more snow, more wind and rain facing a good portion of the u.s. for today. now it is early in the winter season, but as we mentioned, more than half of the country, as far south as louisiana, have some white on the ground. so we're going to see more snow where that came from. i want to take you live to washington, d.c., where the rain is changin
will have full coverage at 5:00. happening right now, developing news out of new york. secretary of state hillary clinton is in the hospital this afternoon. she is big news for blood clots. t-fal in her home earlier this month and suffered a concussion. during a follow-up exam, doctors discovered the blood clot. if she was committed to new york presbyterian hospital testicles. doctors are treating her with a blood thinner. the treatment suggests that mrs. clinton will be ok. >> if you have a bleeding in your head, you would not put someone on anti-coagulant for treatment. they said they expect her to be in the hospital 48 hours. >> this is the second time mrs. clinton has suffered a blood clot. in 198898 she was hospitalized for blood clots behind her knee. the philadelphia eagles have fired their head coach andy reed. the owner says it's time for them to move in a new direction. he was not the only one fire today. they let go of smith. the -- the bears got lovie smith. more on that at 5:00 tonight. a long-awaited trip to the post- season, but rgiii has helped the redskins to the playoff
these discussions to the american people and i look forward to hearing from my friend from new york and what he has to say. we have talked about time and again about the importance of what we are trying to accomplish in this house in protecting the medicare program. i represent a district that has 135,000 medicare beneficiaries. it's actually the fourth most medicare beneficiaries of any congressional district in the country. so the people that i represent have a strong interest, as does every member of this house in making sure that medicare is preserved, it's protected and strengthened and it's always going to be be there, not just for the 135,000 beneficiaries that participate in the medicare program today, but for generations to come. and we aren't going to stand here as democrats or republicans or any political affiliation and say that everything is working perfectly and nothing needs to be altered. the fact is with regard to medicare that 1/3 of the people who qualify for medicare, 1/3 of the people who qualify for medicare today use every penny that they have paid into the system over the co
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